"Tess of the Storm Country" is a moving drama, included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of director John S. Robertson, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
The film grasps the viewer's attention from beginning until end. A rich man has built a house on top of a hill and is going out of his way to get rid of his poor squatter neighbors living at the bottom. The rich man's son, however, is not only sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but also is attracted to a squatter girl by the name of Tess (Mary Pickford).
Directed by John S. Robertson
Produced by Mary Pickford
Written by E. Lloyd Sheldon and Josephine Lovett
Based on Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
Starring Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes
Cinematography Charles Rosher
Distributed by United Artists Corporation
Release date November 22, 1922
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
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